Title: SuperMunchers
Overall Rating: B+
Source: MECC(Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation), The Learning Company
Playing Time: <30 seconds(if got ate by Troggles right off) to 1+ (if you are skilled and prepared)
Date: 6/11/98
Cost: $ 39.95 http://www.shoplet.com/sof tware/db/374563.html
Number of Players: 1 (could possibly work in pairs)
Special Equipment/Facilities Needed:  MacIntosh Plus, or later model.  A hard disk drive is recommended, but not required.  Minimum system software:  6.0.2.
Subject Area: Reading, Social Studies, Science, Music, etc..
Objectives:   Matching items on game screen to title, helps develop recognition & categorizing skills, vocabulary, knowledge in above subject areas, as well as Pop Culture.
Brief Description:   Object of the game is to move around a grid on the screen, eating only facts that match or fit within the rule/category listed at the top of the screen.  Every item you munch correctly earns player points, but if incorrect you lose a muncher (also lose a muncher if you get caught by a troggle).  Player can choose what level he/she starts at:  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.  Player can also choose what category he/she wants to work in:  Social Studies, Science, Music, Pop Culture, etc..
Entry Capabilities Required: Basic Reading Skills.  Beginner Level:  3rd Grade skills, but advanced 1st and 2nd graders may also be able to play certain types (i.e. colors/shapes) without little difficulty.
Age Group:  Grades 3 to 12, ages 8 to Adult.

Rating: (1-5)

Strong Points:   Can be modified to suit teachers needs.
Weak Points:   Children with physical problems might find it hard to keep the muncher moving and ones who can not read well, will quickly lose.
Reviewer:   Edith M. Hanlon
Position:   Student
Date:   6/11/98
Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh PowerPC 6500/250, 32mb ram.
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